Wah-Wah Synopsis
A youth observes the disintegration of his family, as British rule in South Africa comes to an end.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The fascinating aspect of the rambling and involving film is how Ralph and this no-nonsense dame who married Dad become confederates.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Thanks to Grant's script and direction, the exotic Swaziland location (a film first) and an engaging cast, this smartly crafted drama...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Wah-Wah has a sequence, based on old newsreels, in which the flag is lowered and the sun sets on another bit of the empire. Odd how many...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Veteran actor Richard E. Grant makes his writing and directing debut with Wah-Wah, a startling portrait of his own startling and unusual...
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63

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Wah-Wah's characters are wonderfully human and flawed and still capable of stirring empathy, which is appealing. But in the end, the film...
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63

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Though the raw material is juicy stuff, the details and the larger picture never come together and the cast is uneven.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
An overdeveloped coming-of-age potboiler.
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50

Chicago Tribune

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There isn't enough heft to the story to pull everything together. Watching it is like trying to assemble a puzzle that's missing pieces.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
To label the parents in Wah-Wah dysfunctional doesn't adequately describe their wildly inappropriate behavior.
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
As coming of age stories go, Wah-Wah does little to distinguish itself.
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Rated R | For some language and brief sexuality